Educator Certification

Getting Started

For Teachers, Administrators, and Specialists

Testing Information
​Contact Information

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Alice Blackstone
Administrative Specialist 

Kelly Meadows
Acting Branch Chief

​To access your certification account, visit the Educator Portal.

If you are employed as a teacher, administrator, or specialist by a MD public school system, nonpublic special education facility, the Archdiocese of Baltimore or Washington, or a MD state institution, please contact your employer to discuss your certification needs.

Certification Call Center

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am to noon and 12:15 pm to 4:15 pm. Tuesday from 8:00 am to noon and 12:15 pm to 5:45 pm, except for State holidays.